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Dictyoceras melitta Haeckel, 1887

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Dictyoceras melitta
Shell with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 1 : 3 : 4, breadth = 1 : 6 : 5. Cephalis subspherical, with two conical divergent horns of the same length. Thorax three-sided pyramidal, the three edges prolonged into three lattice-wings of the same form, with short, terminal spines. Abdomen inflated, subovate, with constricted mouth. Pores small, regular, circular, of equal size, with very thin bars.
Dimensions.-Length of the three joints, a 0.03, b 0.09, c 0.12; breadth, a 0.04, b 0.18, c 0.15.
Habitat.-Tropical Atlantic, Station 348, depth 2450 fathoms.

Haeckel 1887


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